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19 August 2013
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DrBeatle
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The ending of Magical Mystery Tour (the song) with the piano and bass and drums...it's very eerie! Now it just gives me chills...as a kid, it used to spook me! :lol:

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13 October 2013
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Paul's Scottish accent at "Grandchildren on y'ur knee," in When I'm 64 

The  "Leave it!" at the end of Lovely Rita.

"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-

George Harrison, Australia, June 1964

21 October 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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On NEW: last song ('Scared&#39a-hard-days-night-george-10, last line: "how-much-I-miss-you- ..... now"

Fabulous way to end an album.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

22 October 2013
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Paul's vocals on the chorus of Golden Slumbers (Golden Slumbers fill your eyes/Smiles awake you when you rise).

Questo abrigado tanta mucho que can eat it carousel

23 October 2013
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The way Paul sings "blue" the last time in Because --

"blue-ooh-ohh-ohh-ooh-ooh-oohhhhhh..."

-- evoking the uniqueness of blue, for that moment at least incomparable to any other color.

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

23 October 2013
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Was listening to a fan mix of Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da and the sections when John and George are shouting out "arm", "leg" and "foot" are really fun (i know you can hear them already but in this mix they had been brought right to the fore). Also never knew that John says "H. O. M. E. Home" before.

Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da is a strange one for me as i want to like it, it is growing due to the fun it sounds they are having, but then the animosity it brought with John, George and Ringo over recording it, 4,756 times seemingly, comes to mind and results in it losing nearly all of that. So much so that im not sure if John and George are enjoying themselves when recording it or taking the piss out of the song (or maybe they are enjoying themselves because they are taking the piss out of the song).a-hard-days-night-john-7ahdn_george_06

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23 October 2013
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Lennonista
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meanmistermustard said
im not sure if John and George are enjoying themselves when recording it or taking the piss out of the song 

Something tells me it's the latter... 

There is a moment in "I'll Be Back" that always gets me. When John sings "I want to go" – I just love the way he sings it and then I love the little bit of strumming right after it. I don't know what it is, but there's something extra sweet in it.

5 November 2013
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Funny Paper
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The staccato syncopation double-beat accents on the downbeat during Paul's little scat-singing interludes in "Uncle Albert" (there, using trills to comically mimic a phone ring), and in "Magneto and Titanium Man" (more conventional scat, occurs at approximately 1:30 in the song, and repeated once more later).

These syncopated accents strike me as being a kind of signature motif particularly in jazz.

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

6 November 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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Funny Paper, you can use http://www.tubechop.com to paste those sections in (or were you the one telling us about tubechop in the first place?)

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6 November 2013
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Funny Paper
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Yes Into the Sky, I was just too lazy this time to do it...

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

22 December 2013
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Ticket To Ride

Of course, with most any Beatles song, there are many things that grab one, so when I isolate one or two, it doesn't mean they are the only ones, or even the best ones -- just ones that came to mind recently.

In this song, I like the way John and Paul (and George?) sing that kind of "shivery" almost spastic descant of notes on two words ("sad" and "mad"), repeated throughout the song:

"I think I'm gonna be sad..."

and even more so on:

"the girl that's driving me mad..."

Most songwriters wouldn't have the inspired moment to sing those words the way John and Paul came up with.

A separate moment that grabs me in this song is the last time Ringo does a drum fill to bridge a place in the song -- where previously, he did a roll or something, but the last time he just flat hits the snare with one hit.  Superb.

 

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

23 December 2013
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These are all post-Beatles Paul:

The OW, YEAH, and AHA from the outro to "Flaming Pie." I love how he sounds like a rickety, degenerate version of himself in that song.

When the string basses come in on the last verse of "I'm Carrying." Gives me chills.

The way he sings careful what you TOUCH in case you burn on "Queenie Eye."

23 December 2013
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Behind the moon
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Although there are a lot of such parts in the Beatles catalog, I can only think of that part in I've Got A Feeling when Paul says, "somebody who looks like you" and the solo guitar that comes after it. It sends off a feeling of falling, just as Paul suggests for John to play in the Let It Be film. 
Oh, and another, when John sings "oh, boy" in A Day In The Life.

23 December 2013
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I get tickled and can visualize John saying "Oh, look out" at the beginning of She Came In Through The Bathroom Window every time I hear it. The music and his voice are such a build-up together.

24 December 2013
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Right now?  It's  "yip, yip, bom" hearta-hard-days-night-paul-11 I love it!

 

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

24 December 2013
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Those moments that grab me in their songs that I can remember now are:
· The orgasmic-orchestra build up of my favorite song ever for Paul's part and for the finale: ''A Day In The Life''.
· Paul's vocals on Oh! Darling, especially before the first ''When you told me...'' section, Paul very quietly sings ''whooo...yeah, yeah, yeah...'' while Ringo is going crazy with his fills and at the same time John strumming that piano.
· Ringo humming quietly the chorus during the solo section of ''What Goes On''.
· George's ''yeah-jee-yeah's'' during the fade-out of his masterpiece ''While My Guitar Gently Weeps''.
· John's vocal climax at the end of In My Life: ''In Myyyyy Life...I-Love-You-More.''

Let me take you down 'cause I'm going to...Strawberry Fields.

28 December 2013
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During "Fixing A Hole," I love the "hey-hey-hey" and Paul's raspy/weary delivery during "that weeeeeren't important yesterday.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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28 December 2013
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General note for all the Beatles: I love how clear and wet they can make their Ks and (hard) Cs. Perhaps something to do with their Scouse-ness?

28 December 2013
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The sharp, clean stops in Ask Me Why.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

29 December 2013
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^ Ah, that song, I love so many things in it. The 'woo-woo-woo's' get me every time, too.

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